Dynamics of Breathing

Saturday and Sunday, October 17 – 18, 2015

Our state of being is manifested through our breath. Breathing is internal movement and underlies movement of the body through external space. Movement, in turn, alters our breathing process. Breathing is organized in patterns and can be consciously known. As the breathing process is sensed and felt, it supports our inner sense of self and calm. It enhances our creativity, clarity of mind and effortless movement.

Course Details

In this workshop we will explore:

  • Integrating the pelvic, thoracic and vocal diaphragms
  • Distinguishing and articulating the individual lobes of the lungs
  • Finding rest and calm in the heart as the center of the continuous circulatory looping of the vessels
  • The interrelationship of the heart, lungs and pulmonary vessels between them
  • Energizing and initiating breathing and movement from the peritoneal sac surrounding the abdominal organs through embryonic breathing
  • Resting in the vitality of cellular breathing through all the cells of the body

This workshop can enrich the practice of yoga, dance, martial arts, bodywork and other psychophysical practices that perceive the oneness inherent in the physical embodiment of consciousness.


Saturday, October 17th

  • 10:00 – 12:30pm
  • 2:00 – 4:30

Sunday, October 18th

  • 10:00 – 12:30pm
  • 2:00 – 4:30
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For over fifty years, as a movement artist, researcher, educator and therapist, Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen has been working with movement, touch and the body-mind relationship.

Teacher Biography

Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen

Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen is a movement artist, researcher, educator, therapist and developer of the Body-Mind Centering® (BMCSM) approach to movement and consciousness. BMCSM is an exploration of how we embody our body systems, tissues and cells as well as our developmental movement patterns and embryological development. In 1973 she founded The School for Body-Mind Centering®. Her work has influenced the fields of dance, bodywork, yoga, body psychotherapy, infant and child development and many other body-mind disciplines. She is the author of the book, Sensing, Feeling and Action and numerous DVDs on dance, embodied anatomy, embryology and working with children with special needs. For more information, visit bodymindcentering.com.

Tuition and Registration

  • Regular Registration $340 | Early Registration $300 (until August 15th)
  • Your payment includes a $100 non-refundable deposit.
  • Early registration deadline is August 15th.
  • Should you decide to cancel, we will give a refund, minus the $100 non-refundable deposit, up to Friday, October 2nd